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Mary Putnam

Also Known As: "Mary (----) Veren Putnam", "Mary Wren", "Mary Verdon"
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Birthplace: Salem Village, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Salem Village, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lawrence Ingersoll and Lydia Ingersoll
Wife of Nathaniel Veren and Lt. Thomas Putnam
Mother of Mary Lindall and Joseph Putnam

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About Mary Putnam

THOMAS21 PUTNAM, LT (JOHN20, NICHOLAS19, JOHN18, RICHARD17 PUTTNAM, JOHN16 PUTTENHAM, JOHN15, RICHARD14 DE PUTTENHAM, ROGER13, ROGER12, JOHN11, JOHN FITZ WALE10, WILLIAM9, THOMAS8 WALE, SIR, RICHARD FITZ7, HENRY FITZ6, RICHARD FITZ5, WILLIAM4 DE PUTTENHAM, GEOFFREY3 DE TURVILLE, ROGER2, ANSCHITIL1) was born March 07, 1614/15 in Aston Abbots, Bucks., England, and died May 05, 1686 in Salem Village, Massachusetts.  He married (1) ANN HOLYOKE October 17, 1643 in probably Lynn, Massachusetts, daughter of EDWARD HOLYOKE and PRUDENCE STOCKTON.  He married (2) MARY ( ) VEREN September 14, 1666 in Salem, Massachusetts.

In 1682 occurs the first list of tax-payers at the Village. There are ninety-four names on this list. Lt. Thomas Putnam was by far the wealthist in the "Village" or "Farms." Besides inheriting a double portion of his father's estate, (It was usual among many New England families for the eldest son to have a double portion; this became a law and continued in force until quite recent times.) he by his marriage with widow Mary Veren came into possesion of considerable property in Jamaica and Barbadoes. The homestead of Thomas although much enlarged is still standing and is now known as the "General Israel Putnam house." This house is situated a little east of Hathorne's Hill in the northern part of Danvers, not far from the Asylum, and was occupied by his widow in 1692. Here also his son Joseph lived during his opposition to the witchcraft proceedings.


I Give & bequeath, to mary my beloved wife, & to my son Joseph Putnam, borne by her, my said wife, all that my farme I now live upon with all the buildings & houseing theire upon with all the apprtenances thereto belonging, both upland & meddow oarchards fences & prvilidges thereto be-belonging, for them to have hold & Injoy the Same to them & their assigne after my decease, for the term of my Said wives naturall life, (they making no Strip nor waste,) either of them or theire assignes to Injoy the one halfe part thereof, who will maintaine & keep in good repaire either of them theire said part the said terme, & after my said wives decease, then my will is & doe by these prsents bequeath the whole of all said farme buildings & apprtenances to my said sonn Joseph Putnam & to his Heires & assignes, from the time of my wives said decease & for ever after, which said farme containes about one hundred & twenty Acres, be it more or les, that is to say the upland & meddow of mowing ground that is adjoyning to the house which is bounded as followeth, on the west with the land formerly Richard Hutchensons, a red oak marked neere the house where Bragg dwelt, from thence to a heape of stones & a stake standing neere my oarchards, from thence to an other heape of Stones, on the side of the hill, from thence to another heape of stones, which was the Said Hutchensons Corner bounds toward the meddow, from thence to a heape of stones, which is Reas bounds alsoe, & Hutchensons & mine, from thence to another heape of stones, that is alsoe the bounds of Joshua Reas & Thomas Putnams & mine, & from thence Crosse the upland downe to the marked tree by the meddow, soe Called (which meadow is to be understood as part of the said farm, as it now lyes fenced,) & from thence the upland on the east, to a tree fallen where is a heape of stones that is the bounds of Peeter Prescotts & mr Cheevrs land, from thence on the stump, from thence to a white oake on top of the hill, that is


More About THOMAS PUTNAM, LT: Admitted Church: April 03, 1643, Salem, Massachusetts Baptism: March 07, 1614/15, Aston Abbotts, Bucks (Baptismal Register) Burial: probably Putnam Cemetery, Hathorne, Danvers Title: Lieutenant Will dated: February 08, 1682/83 Will proved: July 08, 1686, Boston, Massachusetts


Notes for ANN HOLYOKE: The Holyyoke family were one of the most prominent and aristocratic families in the colony.


Notes for MARY ( ) VEREN: Mary Vern, widow of Nathaniel Veren a rich merchant.


In 1684, Mary (Veren) Putnam, in the appointment of seats in the meeting house at the Village, was seated in the first, or principal pew, reserved for women.


The will of Mary, relict of Lt. Thomas Putnam, is dated 8 January, 1695 ; proved 20 May, 1695. She bequeaths to her husband's children, Thomas Putnam, Edward Putnam, Deliverance Wolcott, Elizabeth Bayley, Prudence Wayman, and to her own son, Joseph Putnam. In a deposition Mary lindall. aged forty-five, wife of Timothy Lindall, calls Mrs. Mary Putnam, "Mother Putnam," and George Ingersoll, senior, calls her "sister Mary Putnam."


More About MARY ( ) VEREN: Will dated: January 08, 1694/95 Will proved: May 20, 1695

      

Children of THOMAS PUTNAM and ANN HOLYOKE are: 5. i. ANN22 PUTNAM, b. June 25, 1645, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. September 14, 1676.

                 ii.    SARAH PUTNAM, b. 1648; d. WFT Est. 1649-1742.

Notes for SARAH PUTNAM: Not Mentioned in fathers will. (dead?)


More About SARAH PUTNAM: Burial: May 25, 1648, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts

                iii.    MARY PUTNAM, b. August 17, 1649, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1650-1743.

Notes for MARY PUTNAM: Not mentioned in fathers will. (dead?)


More About MARY PUTNAM: Burial: March 19, 1650/51, 1st Church, Salem, Massachusetts


6. iv. THOMAS PUTNAM, b. January 12, 1651/52, Salem, Massachusetts; d. May 24, 1699, Salem, Massachusetts. 7. v. EDWARD PUTNAM, DEACON, b. July 04, 1654, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. March 10, 1746/47, Salem Village, Massachusetts. 8. vi. DELIVERANCE PUTNAM, b. July 05, 1656, Salem Village, Massachusetts; d. December 16, 1699.

               vii.    ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. June 30, 1659, Salem, Massachusetts; d. WFT Est. 1673-1753; m. JOSHUA BAYLEY, WFT Est. 1672-1703.

Notes for ELIZABETH PUTNAM: m. Joshua, son of John and Eleanor (Emery) Barley, b. in Newbury, 17 Feb., 1653: a brother of Rev. James Barley who m. Mary Carr, sister of Mrs. Ann Putnam (12). Joshua and Elizabeth Barley left no children and after her death his property fell to her nephews and nieces, viz., Susanna Putnam, Timothy Putnam, and Experience, widow of David Barley.


http://www.billputman.com/John%20Putnam%20Generations%201-4.htm

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Nathaniel Verin's widow, Mary, remarried Lt. Thomas Putnam November 14, 1666.

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The Essex Antiquarian, Volume 7 edited by Sidney Perley, p. 168 Philip Veren gave house to Mary Veren

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ame: Mary VEREN Given Name: Mary Surname: VEREN Sex: F Birth: Abt 1626 1 Death: 15 Mar 1695 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts 1 Will: 8 Jan 1695 Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts Event: Alt. Death 16 Mar 1695 Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts 2 3 Probate: 20 May 1695 Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts _UID: DA3EDE8960474F5CA8A7D9962F9146F085FA Change Date: 20 Jan 2011 at 06:31 Note: Mary's date and place of birth are unknown as his her maiden name. She is believed to be the daughter of one of the first settlers of Salem and may have been the first child born in the new colony.

She inherited considerable wealth upon the untimely death of her Sea Captain first husbnd in Jamaica.

Mary may have been the first "feminist" in the Colony, the first woman entrepreneur, the first lady to own and operate a major farm, the first to stand firm against the witchcraft hysteria. Son Joseph announced in 1692 that his horse was saddled and his gun loaded, and that no-one should enter his property seeking or charging "witches". Mother, too, was ready to take her stand in the farm fortress! 4 Note: (Research):Notes for MARY ( ) VEREN:

Mary Veren, widow of Nathaniel Veren an adventurous and rich merchant of Salem

In 1684, Mary (Veren) Putnam, in the appointment of seats in the meeting house at the Village, was seated in the first, or principal pew, reserved for women.

The will of Mary, relict of Lt. Thomas Putnam, is dated 8 January, 1695 ; proved 20 May, 1695. She bequeaths to her husband's children, Thomas Putnam, Edward Putnam, Deliverance Wolcott, Elizabeth Bayley, Prudence Wayman, and to her own son, Joseph Putnam. In a deposition Mary lindall. aged forty-five, wife of Timothy Lindall, calls Mrs. Mary Putnam, "Mother Putnam," and George Ingersoll, senior, calls her "sister Mary Putnam."

Marriage 1 Thomas PUTNAM b: 1615 in Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England c: 7 Mar 1615 in Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England Married: 14 Nov 1666 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts 5 Event: Alt. Marriage 14 Nov 1665 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts 6 Event: Alt. Marriage 14 Sep 1666 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts 2 Change Date: 2 Jan 2011 Children Has Children Joseph PUTNAM b: 14 Sep 1669 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts c: 4 Sep 1670 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts

Marriage 2 Nathaniel VEREN b: 6 Apr 1623 in Salisbury (now Sarum), Wiltshire, England Married: Abt 1646 7 Note: Nathaniel was Mary's first husband. Change Date: 20 Jan 2011 Children Has No Children Mary VEREN b: Abt 1648 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts Has No Children Nathaniel VEREN b: Abt 1655 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts

Sources: Media: Book Abbrev: History of the Putnam Family, Vol. 1 Title: The Referenced History of the Putnam Family in England and America, Vol. 1 Author: Matthew H. Putnam & Rand M. Putman Publication: Brea, CA: Creative Continuum, 2004 Page: p. 72 Quality: 3 Media: Personal Abbrev: Descendants of John Putnam Title: Descendants of John Putnam Author: Bill Putnam Publication: http://www.billputman.com/John%20Putnam%20Generations%201-4.htm Media: Book Abbrev: History of Salem, Massachusetts Title: A History of Salem, Massachusetts (3 vols.) Author: Sidney Perley Publication: Salem, Mass, Sidney Perley, 1928 Page: vol. 2, p. 109 Quality: 3 Media: Book Abbrev: The Putnams of Salem Title: The Putnams of Salem Village, 2nd ed. Author: Harold Putnam Publication: Penobscot Press, 1996 Page: 53, 94 Quality: 3 Media: Book Abbrev: History of the Putnam Family, Vol. 1 Title: The Referenced History of the Putnam Family in England and America, Vol. 1 Author: Matthew H. Putnam & Rand M. Putman Publication: Brea, CA: Creative Continuum, 2004 Page: p. 72 Media: Book Abbrev: History of Salem, Massachusetts Title: A History of Salem, Massachusetts (3 vols.) Author: Sidney Perley Publication: Salem, Mass, Sidney Perley, 1928 Page: vol. 2, p. 109 Media: Book Abbrev: History of the Putnam Family, Vol. 1 Title: The Referenced History of the Putnam Family in England and America, Vol. 1 Author: Matthew H. Putnam & Rand M. Putman Publication: Brea, CA: Creative Continuum, 2004 Page: p. 73

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Mary Putnam's Timeline

1626
1626
Salem Village, Essex, Massachusetts
1648
1648
Age 22
1669
September 14, 1669
Age 43
Salem Village, Essex, Massachusetts
1694
March 16, 1694
Age 68
Salem Village, Essex, Massachusetts